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8 Ways to Kettle Dye Yarn (Part 1 of 2)

Have you ever wondered how to get a water color effect on yarn, and control the color flow down to the stitch? In today’s blog post, we’ll be looking at how the water table affects dye migration and how to use it to your advantage to achieve your desired result. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 2.5 inch deep stainless steel tray (found in restaurant supply stores) 1000 milileter measuring cup Acid Reactive Dye, colors used here are Hot Pink Washfast Acid from Prochem and dye, Flourescent ...
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Variegated Ombre ASPERITAS

Variegation is one of my personal favorite effects to explore when dyeing yarn. I love the texture that the color variation creates when it is knitted. The depth of color and the way variegated yarn creates interesting little pools and pockets of color is a delight to explore. Today we are going to be dyeing up ASPERITAS yarn using an over dye technique. ASPERITAS bare yarn is a blend of 50% recycled wool and 50% tencel. The tencel spun throughout creates a beautiful heathered effect ...
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Spring Lilac

How to Dye Asperitas a Spring Lilac Shade

  Earlier this week I drove from my home on the west side of Los Angeles, California to Central Los Angeles. The 12 mile long trek took me on a zig zag maze of surface streets. As I traversed the city, the strikingly beautiful flashes of purple from each blooming jacaranda tree completely transfixed and inspired me. I immediately wanted to dye a shade of purple just like the beautiful jacaranda trees I admired on my drive. This color ebulliently announces the arrival of Spring ...
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